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Paducah Tilghman High School’s Butler and Raber Named Presidential Scholar Candidates by US Dept. of Education

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished high school seniors. Students are selected based on academic success, leadership, and service to school and community.

The Commission on Presidential Scholars will select 500 semifinalists from the national pool of honored students. In April, 121 students, including one male and one female from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and from families of U.S. citizens living abroad, will be named U.S. Presidential Scholars. These students will be recognized at the White House later this summer.

“Lance and Grace epitomize Paducah Tilghman’s commitment to excellence, both personally and academically,” said Superintendent Donald Shively. “They have used their respective talents and passions to enrich not only our school system, but the community and the state. It is no surprise that these two exemplary, engaged students are being honored as two of the nation’s finest high school seniors.”

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